Property offences in Canada can come in all different forms from shoplifting, to motor vehicle theft, to offences relating to counterfeit or fraudulent transactions. Although these offences may seem minor as there is no violence involved, the punishments that are attach are not.
If you are convicted of a property offence, you can still get a criminal record which may affect your future employment and travel.
A good lawyer will be able to review your case and begin negotiations with the Crown Attorney. These negotiations may involve some upfront diversion work on your part but could lead to a withdrawal of your charges.